Today in Music City:
• In Phase 2 of Reopening •
• Facial coverings required •
• Restaurants/Bars close at 11pm •
• Restaurants at 50% capacity; max 6 guests per table •
• Ltd. Service Restaurants/Bars at 50% capacity or max 50 guests per floor; additional 50 guests outdoors •
• Businesses have capacity limits; call ahead for details •
Broadway from 4th to 5th Avenue closed from 6-11pm on Fridays & Saturdays in September
The lists below are being updated as announcements are made, but the information may not be exhaustive and everything is subject to change.
Nashville is currently in Phase 2 of the Roadmap for Reopening. Visit covid19.nashville.gov for details on the plan.
Most Nashville businesses have reopened in some capacity. Please see above and covid19.nashville.gov for capacity restrictions and safety guidelines for our current phase.
We suggest planning ahead by calling or checking the websites of the places you'd like to visit so you can learn their specific operating hours, capacity limits, timed ticketing, and other safety practices. You can browse the following pages on this website to get contact information Nashville sites:
Look for the green Good to Go music note at those businesses that have taken the pledge to put safety first. Browse those businesses at visitmusiccity.com/goodtogo.
And please remember: Masks or facial coverings are required in all public spaces in Nashville and capacities are limited to achieve safe social distancing. Your compliance with all public safety regulations is appreciated as we pull together to protect each other and fight this virus. The safer we all are, the sooner we can get back to celebrating Music City to its fullest. Thank you.
Below is a list of some of the event changes we are aware of, but please know that the CDC has recommended that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
- Bluebird Cafe shows - temporarily canceled
- CMT Music Awards - rescheduled for October 14
- Frist Art Museum - suspending public programs and events temporarily
- Grand Ole Opry - pausing performances with live audiences; Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry Show will return as a live radio broadcast without a live audience during this time
- Iroquois Steeplechase - canceled
- Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom, and The High Watt shows - temporarily canceled
- Nashville Predators - 2019-20 NHL season paused
- Nashville Sounds - MiLB delaying start of 2020 season
- Nashville Symphony - all concerts have been postponed through July 31, 2021
- Ryman Auditorium - pausing on concerts
- St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & Half Marathon - rescheduled for November 21
- Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival (3/24-28) - rescheduling for October 20-24
- Tennessee State Fair (9/11-9-20) - canceled
- Belcourt Theatre
- Bluebird Cafe
- Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - postponed all shows through December
- General Jackson Showboat
- Grand Ole Opry - shows are closed to the public but are livestreaming; House tours are operating
- The Music of Nashville - shows resume September 26
- NashTrash Tours - closed through October
- Ryman Auditorium - tours open now; 125-person live shows permitted
- Storytellers Hideaway Farm & Museum
- Tennessee Performing Arts Center
- Walk Eat Nashville
All information here is subject to change.
If you plan to visit specific locations or attend events, please check directly with those entities for updates.
People are advised to consult ticket and reservation cancellation policies regarding individual plans in Nashville.
If you cannot visit these businesses, please support the local economy through the purchase of gift cards or shopping online.
From their homes to yours, Nashville artists and local music venues are livestreaming concerts so you can still feel the music safely at home. Let the music heal you.
Lately, there seems to be a lot of free time on people's hands. Take this opportunity to refresh your memory on all the lyrics to your favorite songs. Luckily, we have put together a playlist that will remind you of all the great memories in Nashville. So sit down, grab a cold one, push play, and sing-a-long on your couch.
Mayor John Cooper, together with philanthropic, corporate, and government partners, has created the COVID-19 Response Fund at United Way of Greater Nashville. Chaired by former Senator Dr. Bill Frist, the Fund will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations working directly with those disproportionally impacted by this challenging landscape.